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US rebukes Maldives top court as election suspended again

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The United States sharply rebuked the Maldives' top court after it suspended a presidential election runoff scheduled for Sunday, blocking the poll for the third time in two months. 

Former Maldivian president and presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed speaks to the press in Male on November 10, 2013

"Efforts by the Supreme Court to repeatedly and unduly interfere in the electoral process subverts Maldives' democracy and takes decision-making out of the hands of the people," the US embassy to the Maldives and Sri Lanka said in a strongly-worded statement from Colombo.

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